Historical Dictionary Of Nigeria

Historical Dictionary Of Nigeria

by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova, Falola/Genova
     
 

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Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based

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Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
The entries are concise and well written. . . . This title is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
The entries are concise and well written. . . . This title is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.
January 2010 CHOICE
Folola and Genova have created a solid historical reference source on Nigeria. Recommended.
January 2010 Booklist
This unique resource on a major nation will be valuable in large public libraries and academic libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810856158
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Africa Series, #111
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Toyin Falola is the Francis Higgenbothom Nalle Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous works on Nigeria including his award winning memoir A Mouth Sweeter than Salt. Ann Genova is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an editor and chapter contributor to several works on Nigeria's history and culture.

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